Breaking News: House Passes Brookhaven Cityhood Bill
Bill now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal for his consideration.
The Georgia House of Representatives passed the Brookhaven cityhood bill on the legislature's final day, sending the bill to Gov. Nathan Deal for his consideration.
If Deal approves the bill, Brookhaven residents will get a chance to vote on whether to become a city in late July.
The vote came at 10:22 pm on the legislature's final day, and passed by a vote of 104 to 57.
"Most of the entire DeKalb delegation is opposed to this bill," said State Rep. Stephanie Benfield, D-Atlanta, from the floor.
The final version of the bill changes the name of the city back to "Brookhaven" and creates a five-member city council.
Deal spokesman Brian Robinson told Patch on Thursday afternoon that the governor does not comment on pending legislation, but that if the bill passed, it would move into the office's review process as normal.